Flourless chocolate cake

    30 min

    The addition of ground almonds sets this cake apart from others, and gives it a a rich and tender crumb. Serve warm with a dollop of cream for a truly luxurious pudding.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 200g high quality plain chocolate
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 4 eggs, separated
    • 200g ground almonds

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Break the chocolate into pieces in a bowl and set the bowl over simmering water to melt the chocolate, stirring occasionaly.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Separate the eggs, and add the yolks to the butter mixture together with the ground almonds and melted chocolate. Mix well to combine.
    3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and add to the batter, mixing gently.
    4. Put the batter into a 20cm round tin, and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C / Gas 4 for about 20 minutes or until done.
    5. Cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before inverting onto a plate.

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    This was an easy cake to make. We were having guests for the evening and I decided to give this a whirl and it was fabulous. I would like to try it with another sugar substitute like agave or coconut sugar to see what it tastes like but I would say give this a go and don't over cook it. Be sure to take it out of the oven when the cake lightly sticks to the skewer. Three days later, it's still moist and scrummy. Enjoy, we did!  -  14 Dec 2010


    Used different ingredients. used milk chocolate instead of the plain stated. Also added cocoa powder in replace of some of the ground almonds  -  15 Apr 2010


    I made this cake last Sunday, 1 st attempt at a Gluten Free Cake, wow it is amazing, to quote one friend; "wow I'd never think that was gluten free cake, yummy. Thank you for sharing this recipe.  -  21 Apr 2012